Apple has agreed to give more than $100 million in iTunes store credits to settle a lawsuit alleging that it improperly charged kids for playing games on their mobile devices. The 2-year-old case centers on allegations that Apple didn’t create adequate parental controls.
The 2-year-old case centers on allegations that Apple didn’t create adequate parental controls to prevent children from buying extra features while playing free games on iPhones and iPads in 2010 and 2011. Parents who filed the lawsuit in 2011 said they didn’t realize their children were racking up the charges until they received bills or other notifications after the purchases were made. The games that had been downloaded were designed for kids as young as 4 years old, according to the lawsuit.